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Houston We Don’t Have A Problem, Astros Take Game 2

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Houston We Don’t Have A Problem, Astros Take Game 2

After what seemed like it was going to be another rough game for Houston. They pulled one out in the 10th inning off back to back jacks. By both Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, who was in my eyes the most valuable player of the game for Houston. In what was the first World Series win for the Houston Astros organization. It was a hard fought battle between both teams, neither pitcher had their best stuff. Yet the Astros wanted it more, and it showed tonight. They head back to Houston with the series tied at 1, and their odds at taking this series in Houston a lot better.


Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander- Verlander didn’t have quite the game we were hoping he would have. Giving up 3 runs on two home runs. He looked good in the beginning of the game, allowing no baserunners through 4 innings. Verlander looked almost automatic. Unfortunately, a couple hanging breaking balls cost him the lead. I suppose though that you could say he did what he was supposed to do, and kept Houston in the game.

Final Line(prediction)- 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2BB and 6 SO

Final Line- 6 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB and 5 SO


Rich Hill- Rich Hill was only able to manage 4 innings in today’s start. Although you could say he did better than Verlander. Seeing that he gave up just 1 run on 3 hits striking out 7. Hill didn’t seem to have the stuff he had against the Cubs in game 2 of the NLCS. He did, however, hold the Astros for 4 innings, until the bullpen blew the lead in the 9th. Hill shouldn’t be a threat if Houston were to have to face him again at any point in this World Series.

Final Line(Prediction)- 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB and 4 SO

Final Line- 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB and 7 SO


Scoring Summary

The Dodgers seemed to have a hold on this game for the majority of the night. Until the Astros were able to tie the game in the ninth sending the game to extras. The Astros were the first team to get on the board tonight. It came in the 3rd when Alex Bregman hit a line drive to center field. In which Chris Taylor misplayed the ball.

Allowing Josh Reddick to score, giving the Astros an early 1-0 lead. The next run for the Astros didn’t come to way later in the 8th inning. When Carlos Correa singled to center, scoring Alex Bregman to bring the Astros within a run. Then in the ninth, Marwin Gonzalez sailed a ball to center field to tie the game and send it to extras.

In the 10th inning, the Astros didn’t waste any time grabbing their second lead of the night. When Jose Altuve, who had been quiet this postseason. Launched a bomb to left center field, giving the Astros a 4-3 lead. Then on the very next pitch. The man who brought them within a run put them up by 2. Carlos Correa hit a ball to almost the same spot as Jose Altuve hit his. Then to cap off this crazy back and forth night, George Springer launched a 2-Run bomb to right center field. Giving the Astros the 7-5 lead, and proved to be the dagger for the Astros.


That was all the Astros needed to tie this series up, heading back to Houston.